Dr Aniruddha and Dr Anjali Malpani are IVF specialists, practicing in Bombay, Indias medical capital. We believe patients are the largest untapped healthcare resource; and that Information Therapy can be powerful medicine ! The reason the healthcare system today is sick is because it is so doctor-centric. We feel the best way to heal the system is by putting patients at the center of it; and that the most efficient way of doing this is by allowing patients to own their PHR - personal health records.
We founded HELP, the Health Education Library for People (www.healthlibrary.com) , Indias first Consumer Health Education Resource Center , in order to empower people by providing them with the information they need to promote their health , and prevent and treat their medical problems in partnership with their doctor. This is a free public library located on DN Road, Bombay 400 001, with over 8000 books and 300 videos, and is now the worlds largest consumer health library. HELP provides access to a reliable and upto-date collection of health materials, so that people can become better informed about their own health. We are expanding and plan to build a national network of consumer health libraries in India. HELP helps patients to talk to their doctors.
We started Indias first Sperm Bank in Bombay , and Malpani Infertility Clinic (www.drmalpani.com) provides comprehensive services, including IVF , GIFT , PGD and ICSI. Over 1500 babies have been born as a result of their treatment, since 1990. They have achieved Indias first pregnancy after the procedure of embryo biopsy for preimplantation genetic diagnosis. They founded Indias first support group for infertile patients, Infertility Friends (www.infertilityfriends.org) They have written 3 books, How to Have a Baby - a Guide for the Infertile Couple, which was published in 1994 and has been translated into Hindi, Marathi and Gujarati as well. Their second book, How to Get the Best Medical Care - A Guide for the Intelligent Patient (www.thebestmedicalcare.com) , was released in Jan 2000; and their third book, Successful Medical Practise - Winning Strategies for Doctors was published in 2002.
Dr Malpani writes for a number of newspapers and magazines, including the Times of India, as well as a number of websites. He is a Net enthusiast, who believes every doctor should have their own website ! You can read his blog about improving the doctor-patient relationship at http://doctorandpatient.blogspot.com/